by Matt Lawyue / @mlawyue
For Team USA, standing between them and a slot in the Final’s tomorrow night is undefeated Lithuania. To break down Lietuva, led by Linas Kleiza, they’re a balanced team on offense that has shooters at every position. If they get hot it will be tough for Coach K’s squad, who struggled against Russia’s first quarter three pointers and zone defense. The American’s defensive intensity will have to be on lock all night to disrupt LIT’s half court offense. If Team USA can make this into a full court sprint, they should be able to dispense of the Baltic nation.
ESPN Classic will air this game live at 12 PM EST. ESPN 3 will carry it online.